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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) takes questions during a press conference at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-22 in overtime.(Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Buccaneers face important decision of Winston's future

Dec. 30, 2019 7:29 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston says he wants to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that decision is not his to make. Coach Bruce Arians reiterated Monday he’ll conduct a “full evaluation” before deciding the fate of the 25-year-old quarterback, who led the NFL in passing...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) fires a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

ICYMI: Winston joins group of one _ the 30 TD-30 INT club

Dec. 30, 2019 2:29 AM EST

With one last bad throw to close out the season, Jameis Winston became part of his own one-man club. Winston threw a pick-six on the first play of overtime Sunday to send Tampa Bay to a 28-22 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and with that throw, also become the first NFL quarterback to toss at least 30 touchdowns...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a passagainst the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Jones' INT return in OT lifts Falcons over Bucs 28-22

Dec. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons can hardly wait to get started again. A strong finish to a disappointing season may not make them feel better about going 7-9 for the second straight year. Rebounding from a 1-7 start to save the coach's job, however, provides some hope for 2020....

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Buccaneers, Falcons motivated to finish 2nd in NFC South

Dec. 27, 2019 3:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The winner will finish second in the NFC South. That’s enough to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8) and Atlanta Falcons (6-9) motivated for the final game of a season in which neither team will finish with a winning record. “For us 8-8, tastes a whole lot better than...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (27) slips between Houston Texans inside linebacker Zach Cunningham (41) and linebacker Tyrell Adams (50) for a score during the first half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) celebrates the play. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Bucs look to end another non-playoff year on positive note

Dec. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers no longer have a shot at a winning record. Finishing .500, though, would give them some much-needed momentum heading into another winter that’ll begin without a playoff appearance, so they’re intent on finishing strong against NFC South rival...

Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the second half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Mistake-prone Bucs turn it over 5 times in loss to Texans

Dec. 21, 2019 8:08 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians sometimes jokes that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the nicest teams in the NFL. The team turns the ball over at an alarming rate, helping opponents build early leads and forcing Jameis Winston to play catch-up. More often than not, it doesn’t wind up being a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Texans aim for 4th AFC South title in 5 years against Bucs

Dec. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A fourth AFC South title in five years is within reach for the Houston Texans, who are determined to finish the job. Clinching another division crown and playoff berth doesn’t figure to be easy Saturday against the suddenly red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who’ve put together...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston signals during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Winston making compelling argument to remain with Buccaneers

Dec. 16, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Jameis Winston is building a convincing case for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers retaining him as their franchise quarterback. The NFL passing yardage leader is in the final year of the contract he signed as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft, earning $20.9 million while trying to prove he’s worthy of a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston signals during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Winston throws 4 TDs, helps Buccaneers beat Lions 38-17

Dec. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jameis Winston is making quite a case to stay in Tampa Bay. Winston became the first player in NFL history to throw for 450 yards in consecutive games, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 38-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. He threw three touchdowns in the first half — four...

NFL This Week: Round 1 of Texans-Titans' AFC South showdown

Dec. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EST

The Houston Texans have won the AFC South three times in coach Bill O'Brien's five seasons, and they have led or shared the divisional lead all but three weeks this season. Adding a fourth title to that list means going through the franchise the Texans replaced in Houston. The Tennessee Titans last won the AFC...